On What I've Learned From Three Years Without Shampoo

@dracula's ghost I DID IT. It's been months, but because talking with you was the final push that made me decide to go for it, I wanted to update you on my fantastic and disgusting hair adventure. There have been highs and lows and smells. I will do my best to keep this somewhat brief.
So for about six weeks, my hair was absolutely vile. I kept it in a bun and wrapped up in a cotton headband in an attempt to hide it, at least while at work... or around people at all. I was soooo close to quitting & going back to shampoo. The only thing that stopped me was that the massive amounts of hair that I shed everywhere daily suddenly disappeared (seemed like a good sign for my limp, flyaway-prone, fine hair). Greasiness disappeared at week 6 but came back when I phased out baking soda in favor of tiny amount of very gentle bar shampoo (jr liggett's... at least i think it's gentle). I elimnated the vinegar pretty early on because it didn't seem to be doing anything for me. Hair plateau. It was not completely disgusting anymore, but also not great. Still very oily.

AND THEN... I added homemade dry shampoo to my routine. That was it. Magic. Pretty much everyone in my life has stopped me to comment on how great my hair looks. It's to the point where as a somewhat reserved person i kind of don't know how to handle all the attention. I've heard this from lots of people who know nothing about my experiment, haven't seen me for months & didn't see me going through the really horrible oily phase, so it's not just better than my peak grossness hair (my week four hair, blerg). It's definitely not just the dry shampoo. I've tried dry shampoo in the past and it wasn't anything special. It's the alchemy of hair oil + dry shampoo together that is working the magic. And on top of that there's cocoa powder in the dry shampoo and my hair smells so fucking good. Although it makes me crave sweets.
Thank you for you hair wisdom, girl. I don't think I'll ever go back to shampoo.

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 12:50 am 0

On Mapei, "Don't Wait" (Music Video)

the kindgom remix is still the best version, but this was a nice reminder to go back to the song & listen to basically on loop all morning : )

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 9:57 am 0

On What My Mom Wishes I Was Blogging About

@hedgehogerie Right? I've filtered her from seeing my content, but also me from seeing hers. Sometimes I get this shiver out of nowhere, and this feeling that she's posting something that's truly and outrageously embarrassing. But better that I don't know. Occasionally I'll go to her page, to wish her happy birthday or something like that, and I'll see lots of stuff that she presumably posted to get my attention (ugh the guilt) but this guilt motivates me to be better to her (IRL!) so I think it all works out?

Posted on March 16, 2014 at 8:22 am 0

On What My Mom Wishes I Was Blogging About

@adorable-eggplant WAIT what about fair-trade organic bananas? Wait no don't tell me, I need my morning smoothie

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 3:28 pm 0

On What My Mom Wishes I Was Blogging About

This is so good. Love the image.
My mom isn't on twitter but she's constantly starting blogs with really embarrassing names and she is very, very active on Facebook (thank you God for filters). There is this combined love of technology without any understanding of how it works that is so endearing (yet so annoying).

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 3:20 pm 1

On What My Mom Wishes I Was Blogging About

@DoMark YES, it is

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 3:18 pm 0

On Friday Playlist

Hell yeah. At least something is going right today.

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 9:15 am 0

On The Twelve Days of Female Vengeance: Week One

@Gef the Talking Mongoose have you seen the sequel? haven't gotten around to it yet

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:44 pm 0

On The Twelve Days of Female Vengeance: Week One

Watch Lady Snowblood next

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 3:19 pm 1

On Interview With a Wolf

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 3:17 pm 0